No new athletic facilities for Evergreen

April 8th, 2015 by Ken

The Evergreen State College will not be getting new athletic facilities anytime soon.

Students at the college refused to raise their tuition rates to pay for some $25 million in new and reconditioned athletic facilities.

By a vote of more than 60 percent no – students rejected a $10 a college credit for updating and building new athletic facilities.  The money would have come from student activity funds.

Supporters of the proposal were disappointed but not particularly surprised.  Evergreen trustee Dave Nicandri said this current group of students have seen their tuition rates climb by more than 50 percent in the last few years.

“I think after we recycle this group through we may get a better response from the students later,” he said.

Supporters of new facilities said the current building no longer meets the needs of the students and extensive remodeling must be done in order to attract student use in greater numbers.

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